Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Stéphane Potvin, Ph.D., and Alexandre Dumais, M.D., Ph.D., about their meta-analysis investigating the association between cannabis use and violence, and, more specifically, the perpetration of any type of physical violence by adolescents and young adults.
- How prevalent is the use of cannabis among young people? [2:23]
- What are some of the adverse outcomes that are linked to the use of cannabis, and are these outcomes linked to other difficulties over time? [4:06]
- Why has the literature been mixed as to whether there is a link between the use of cannabis and violent behavior and aggression? [6:11]
- How the authors chose their research objective [8:15]
- Steps of the meta-analysis [9:51]
- Methods used to analyze the data [11:33]
- Main findings [14:12]
- Potential mechanisms that may have a role in the perpetration of violence [16:17]
- Implications for young people who use cannabis [18:07]
- Limitations affecting the results [19:19]
- Does the medical use of marijuana have any bearing on the work? [21:43]
- Takeaways for mental health professionals and the general public [22:31]
- Recommendations for further research [23:55]
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